Category: Vitamins and Minerals

Osteoporosis and Vitamin K

A review of published studies, appearing in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2005; 62(15): 1574-81) states that vitamin K may help prevent osteoporosis as well as arterial calcification. Vitamin K is important to proteins that are found in bone. A commercially prepared form of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 may be useful for preventing Read More …

Vitamin D Deficiency may be Linked to Chronic Pain

According to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings (December 9, 2003), vitamin D deficiency is one possible cause of persistent and vague musculoskeltal pain. A study of 150 children and adults suffering from vague musculoskeletal pain performed at the University of Minnesota found that 93% of the subjects were vitamin D deficient. Of the subjects involved with Read More …

Vitamin D and Balance in the Elderly

For more articles on this and other health topics, click on the link to go to our practitioners’ directory and link to a web site that is loaded with information: Practitioners’ Directory A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine (14 January 2008, Volume 168, Issue 1) found that supplementation with vitamin D2 may reduce Read More …

Vitamin E

Study finds that vitamin E helps senior citizens fight colds. Researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association(August, 2004) that vitamin E supplements can help ward off colds and upper-respiratory infections in the elderly. In the study of 617 nursing home patients aged 65 or older, those who swallowed a vitamin E supplement Read More …

Slow Down Aging With Vitamin E

According to research appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (January 23, 2008 Volume 299, Issue 3, Pages 308-315) measured nutrients in older individuals and found that low levels of vitamin E were associated with physical decline. The researchers looked at 698 individuals living in Tuscany, averaging 73.7 years of age. A baseline Read More …

Folic Acid May Slow Hearing Loss Related to Age

Homocysteine is a toxic amino acid that has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease and osteoporosis. The body needs B12 and folic acid to convert it to a form that is not harmful to the body. Folic acid is also necessary for the body to make new cells. Folic acid Read More …

Amino Acid Supplementation in the Elderly

Amino acid supplementation may be one way to improve muscle function and exercise endurance in the elderly, according to research appearing in the American Journal of Cardiology (Volume 101, Issue 11, Supplement 1, 2 June 2008, Pages S104-S110). The subjects of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study were 95 senior citizens (aged 65-74) with chronic heart Read More …

Can Vitamin D Slow Aging?

Research appearing in the November 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at vitamin D levels and aging. Specifically, the researchers measured telomeres in 2,160 women between the ages of 18 and 79, and measured vitamin D levels. Telomeres are part of a chromosome; they tend to shorten with age.  Longer telomeres Read More …

Acne and Vitamins A & E

In general, traditional medicine does not recognize that dietary factors can have anything to do with acne. Recent research appearing in Clinical & Experimental Dermatology (2006; 31(3): 430-3) may show that there is a nutrient connection. In the study, 100 subjects who were recently diagnosed with acne were compared to 100 healthy controls. The subjects Read More …

ADHD and Vitamins

Various nutritional approaches may help ADHD. Nutrition remains controversial because scientific studies, by their very nature, look at a single constituent. The paradigm in medicine is to try to find a “cure”, one thing that fixes the symptom. There is an inherent flaw in this way of thinking because it assumes that any health problem Read More …